How COVID-19 can stimulate healthier hospitality leadership

Much has already been written about how travel and tourism will be irrevocably changed by the coronavirus pandemic. Optimists and realists alike are focusing on more environmentally friendly ways of reaching our chosen destinations, more sensitive ways of considering local culture and more sustainable, ethical methods of sharing and distributing the financial benefits of tourism….

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REITs see long-term opportunities, but market stalled

REIT executives see the chance to make deals in the future as the hotel industry continues to cope with the COVID-19 downturn, but many said deals are put on hold for the time being. REPORT FROM THE U.S.—While many are eager to see the deals market open up, with the expectation that distressed assets could…

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The Medical Tourism Index and Behavioral Responses of Medical Travelers: A Mixed-Method Study

Journal of Travel Research, Ahead of Print. This empirical study applies complexity theory to understand complex interactions of demographics and medical tourism index (MTI) dimensions in predicting causal models leading to high and low levels of satisfaction and behavioral intentions among medical travelers. A questionnaire-based survey is applied to investigate causal models (i.e., a combination…

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Estimating the tourism‐induced province‐specific environmental Kuznets curve: Evidence from panel analyses of Chinese provinces

Abstract This article estimates province‐specific tourism‐induced environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) in China by using both standard panel data regression and a panel vector error correction model. We validate the EKC hypothesis in the long run but not in the short run, and show that tourism development reduces per capita CO2 inventory. We add to previous…

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Spain to reopen to international tourists in July

Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has announced the country will reopen to international tourists from July, pledging to guarantee the safety of visitors and the workforce. The leading destination receives over 80 million tourists per year. Starting in July, Sánchez said that international tourism can resume once more, adding tourists can start planning their holidays….

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